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L'amour en cage by Maylar L'amour en cage by Maylar
My friend Maat loves l'amour en cage, the most beautiful name physalis has...and that name inspired me to make a hollow heart with a little ball inside, symbolizing imprisoned or kept love, whatever you like it more. Maat visited me recently and I carved this for him :)

This is done in a single piece of cherry wood, general height is around 4.5 cm (1.77). When I say single piece of wood, I mean single...ball was carved from the insides, not somehow added later. And yes, it moves fully. It's a process much alike to carving ball in the cube and similar things. And it was a pain in the, hm...behind to do it, especially to make it smooth. But we do things like this for our friends, right? ;)

On these photos, wood is already sanded on the outside and so is the ball, but the insides are still rough...it's because my friend liked it that way so it will probably stay like that.

You can see a really bad quality video of this on YT (sorry for the quality, it's pulled from a cell phone camera and even my usual camera is better than this...but, it is the only video of this I have). It is added mostly so you can see the ball moves :
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All in all, hope you like it :)
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is clever and beautiful ^^
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Dkddto Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
i had a very similar idea a couple years ago, but i wanted to do it in bone, still i dont have nearly the hability to do it... i kindda envy u lol
really really great job
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautifully done and you must have a lot of patience and dexterity indeed :nod:
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Maylar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, thank you so much, glad you like it :D
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome and yes, it's pretty amazing : D
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Maylar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
^^ :hug:
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DraculaAzuri Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student General Artist
thats so beautiful!
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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CYBERBUTTERFLY Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Once again... My amazement abounds.
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you so much :hug:
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